How to Win Darius vs Riven Counter Matchup Darius is in the a tier of champions

Darius vs Riven

How to Beat Riven as Darius in LoL Riven is in the s tier of champions
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How to Beat Riven as Darius

based on 2,944 Darius vs Riven matchups
Win Rate
49.9 %
K/D/A
1.75
Pick Rate
2.3 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We summarize our counter statistics from the millions of recently rated League of Legends rounds that we review every week. Our guide on how to beat Riven as Darius came out of an evaluation of 2944 ranked matches where both champs engaged each other. This particular counter matchup is somewhat rare. Darius is forced to battle against Riven in only 2.3% of his games.

Darius vs Riven Matchup Summary

Darius does a average job of countering Riven. On average, he wins a acceptable 49.9% of matches the champs face off with one another in. In Darius versus Riven games, Darius’s team is 0.0% more probable to earn first blood. This implies that he probably will get first blood against Riven.

Best Darius vs Riven Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's BladeHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
DaggerPlated Steelcaps

Core Darius Items

~22 Mins
StridebreakerDead Man's PlateDeath's Dance

Optional Items

Sterak's GageMaw of MalmortiusForce of NatureSpirit Visage

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerhaste summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Darius to level up q
>
Second ability for Darius to level up e
>
Last skill for Darius to max out w

Runes

Precision Conqueror TriumphLegend: AlacrityLast Stand
Resolve Bone PlatingUnflinching
AttackSpeed Adaptive MagicRes
Darius's passive ability p
Darius q ability q
Darius w ability w
Darius e ability e
Darius's ultimate ability r
1
W
2
Q
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
E
11
R
12
E
13
E
14
W
15
W
16
R

Guide to Countering Riven as Darius

Tips for Playing as Darius against Riven

Darius benefits greatly from enhanced survivability. The longer you can prolong a fight, the more powerful he becomes.

Noxian Guillotine does more damage the more attacks you can land prior to it. Use Noxian Might to deal maximum damage.

Decimate is a powerful harassment ability. Strike an enemy from maximum range for the greatest effect.

Advice to Win Against Riven

Riven has a great deal of mobility but she cannot move very far with any one skill. Rooting or silencing her during her combo will greatly reduce her effectiveness.

Riven excels at dueling multiple melee attackers at once, as she will be on an almost equal footing damage-wise. If pairing up against Riven, don't go in as double melee until she has expended her full combo.

All of Riven's damage is physical, prioritize high Armor if an opposing Riven gets out of control.

Darius vs Riven Counter Stats

Darius Image
Win Rate
49.9 %
VS
Win Rate
50.1 %
Riven Image
6.5
< Kills >
6
6.1
< Deaths >
5.8
4.2
< Assists >
5.2
1.48
< Killing Sprees >
1.35
163
< Minions Killed >
163
0.14
< Dragons Killed >
0.08
0.48
< Inhibitors >
0.4
13,773
< Physical Damage >
15,202
140
< Magic Damage >
60
3,725
< True Damage >
1,215
17,639
< Damage Dealt >
16,477
26,576
< Damage Taken >
24,676
11,682
< Gold Earned >
11,468
2.39
< Towers >
2
0.03
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
5,123
< Total Healing >
4,772
13,860
< Experience >
14,065
17
< Vision Score >
16
8
< Wards Placed >
8
160
< Time Dealing CC >
122

How to Counter Riven with Darius in LoL

The stats provided here feature several influential Darius vs. Riven counter stats that can help us grasp the differences and similarities between this set of champions. Darius’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Riven’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Darius may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Riven..

Darius typically has a similar longest kill spree as his matchup does. Typically, he receives a similar amount of damage to Riven. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also show that the champion with increased HP has less agility and thus is not able to flee from additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Darius and Riven

Damage Types Compared

Darius
Riven
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Darius
Riven

Who is Better, Darius or Riven?

Both League of Legends champions are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Darius usually fairs equally well when trying to fight Riven, with a 49.9% win rate. As a result, Darius makes an ok counter for Riven.

While Darius does have a lower winrate than Riven, when they face off with one another, Darius also has a much lower level of difficulty that makes him a less difficult champion to develop with. You still need to be cautious when picking Darius into Riven.

Furthermore, Darius has only a small amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Riven. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Darius vs Riven matchups, Riven is the better champ with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during late stage team fights.

Darius is a somewhat poor counter for Riven. Focus your tactics on increasing your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Darius against Riven.

Additional Information for Darius Players

How We Calculated Our Darius vs Riven Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Riven as Darius, we analyzed 2,944 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Riven as Darius comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

To learn all of the intricacies of Darius to counter Riven during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions presented above, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Darius most often racks up a similar amount of CS as Riven. Champs who typically don't acquire much CS often don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. They are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the values shown on this page to do well.

The most important items to use in your Darius versus Riven build include Stridebreaker, Dead Man's Plate, and Death's Dance. When Darius included at least these three items in his build, he performed a lot better when facing Riven than with many other commonly used builds. In fact, Darius had an average win rate of 49.9% when countering Riven with this build.

To have the best chance of defeating Riven as Darius, Darius players should equip the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Last Stand, Bone Plating, and Unflinching runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the runes we have analyed for Darius vs Riven counters, this set of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 49.9% win rate overall.

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